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A comparison of risk and protective factors related to suicide ideation among residents and specialists in academic medicine
Stockholm University.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Psychology. Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5398-2894
St. Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
Karolinska Institutet.
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2014 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 14, article id 271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Physicians have an elevated risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, which might be due to work-related factors. However, the hierarchical work positions as well as work-related health differ among resident and specialist physicians. As such, the correlates of suicide ideation may also vary between these two groups. Methods: In the present study, work- and health-related factors and their association with suicidal thoughts among residents (n=234) and specialists (n=813) working at a university hospital were examined using cross-sectional data. Results: Logistic regression analysis showed that having supportive meetings was associated with a lower level of suicide ideation among specialists (OR=0.68, 95% CI: 0.50-0.94), while an empowering leadership was related to a lower level of suicide ideation among residents (OR=0.55, 95% CI: 0.32-0.94). Having been harassed at work was associated with suicidal ideation among specialists (OR=2.26, 95% CI: 1.31-3.91). In addition, sickness presenteeism and work disengagement were associated with suicide ideation in both groups of physicians. Conclusions: These findings suggest that different workplace interventions are needed to prevent suicide ideation in residents and specialists.

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2014. Vol. 14, article id 271
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37654DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-271ISI: 000335351300001PubMedID: 24655908Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84899076924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37654DiVA, id: diva2:1287581
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